History Ain’t What It Was #9

Several things should be noted about this strip.

  1. All of you who thought you knew which Roman period we were in… HA! Wrong! Totally got all anachronistic on you…  it’s a comic strip about about an eight-year-old girl and three Imps sent to help her bring about the end of the world – you expected it to be historically accurate?*.
  2. Notwithstanding point #1 above.  This is EXACTLY how the burning of Rome started.
  3. Yes, two Monty Python nods in consecutive strips.
  4. In light of point #2, don’t expect to see the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch anytime soon.  That was a totally made up artifact and as such has no place in a reality-based universe such as Luci Phurr’s Imps.

If any of this made any sense at all, I strongly recommend you pop around to see your local doctor and get the dosage increased.

*The next time period is actually 100 percent accurate and completely factual.  Honest!

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Discussion (27) ¬

  1. Sicarius

    *cackles* Pity they’re not going to stay and watch…maybe roast some marshmallows…

  2. Melkior

    Mr Squeaky the hamster says that smoking is bad for your health but disposing of your still-lit cigar carelessly can be very bad for everyone’s health. 😉

    Okay, so Pain is an imp and therefore can’t get medical problems or die from smoking related causes. Bully for him. I’m not immune to disease therefore I choose not to smoke. (End preachy bit)

    I guess next we’re going to see how the imps started the Great Fire of London? Are the imps going to regret doing that since it was a major cause of the end of Bubonic Plague by killing off most of the rats which were spreading the Plague? Maybe they got into a major fight with Pestilence over thwarting his plans?

    And am I making Dale wish I’d been consulted before planning this part of the story? 😉

  3. dale_mettam

    @Melkior – What Mr Squeaky said – also… stay in school and don’t do drugs, kids. Mr. T says so.

    If you think smoking is bad, you’re not gonna be lovin’ some of the things Pain is gonna do in strips to come. BWAH HA HA HA HA HAR!

    The Imps did NOT start the Great Fire of London. Doctor Who did that. DUR! Thought EVERYONE knew that… nor are we going there next.

    And given that I’ve finished the scripts for the rest of the year, consultations might be a bit of like locking the stable door after the horse has bolted. Not a bad idea though. That said, the Imps rarely regret anything for long. They have the attention span of your average 18-month-old baby. Jingle some keys in front of them and they’d forget what they were regretting.

    The next era is actually one of my favorites. A little obscure, but very cool.

  4. Kiriel

    Damn.. I smoked dropped out of school AND did drugs.. I wonder what Mr. Squeaky says about me.. o-o;
    Also… as someone hwo knows nothing really of history.. I don’t care, I like these strips.. fark accuracy it’s a world with su imps in it.. it can be what you want it to be C:

  5. keylaleigh

    Aww… we don’t get to see Nero fiddle while Rome burns? If you ask me, that would be the highlight of the trip.

    And now I can’t wait to see what the next one is. Mostly because the word “obscure” always intrigued me.

  6. Iceburgh

    Oh, indeed. Maybe the Inquisition? “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”

    “Was that considerate? Was that polite? And not a tube of Preperation H in sight!”

  7. dale_mettam

    There will be no fluffy cushions.

  8. Byakugan01

    Oh boy. Just how many of history’s greatest disasters were these guys’ fault on this single trip?

  9. dale_mettam

    A few. 😀

  10. Ragedoll

    Can we have Killer bunnies at least, if there isn’t a grenade? pppllllleaaaaaase! He’s only going to nibble your bum……. and then you would wish you had included fluffy cushions!

  11. Ragedoll

    Oh also I LOVE the bonus Comic! haha Thank you guys for bringing extra joy to my morning!

  12. dale_mettam

    Leave my bum alone …he has strips to draw. 😀

    No bunnies… but I can promise the most awesomely evil cuteness coming to the strip in the future. Way better than a rabbit.

    We do everything we can to keep anyone with RAGE in the name happy.

  13. Ragedoll

    lol thanks : ) I’m usually really happy .. although sometimes….

  14. Sicarius

    …Pffft, no such thing as happiness…the best we can do is aspire to be content…and sometimes some of us can’t even do that…

  15. keylaleigh

    There is TOO such a thing as happy! I prove it every day!

    *UNIMAGINABLY wide grin and little dance*

  16. Kiriel

    sometimes I affect you huh? 😉

  17. MistressNyx

    hmmm i’d be surprized to see something of the ancient celts or persians or egyptians… maybe something from alexander the great? those are all things the average person doesnt know much about these days… or even vikings..

  18. Dan Genesis

    Yes. VERY reality based, Dale….

  19. chaosaddict

    just started reading, great start, looking forward to more :)

  20. chaosaddict

    makin sure my pic is working 😛

  21. Kiriel

    (also sorry my last comment was directed at ragedoll)

  22. comichero

    well at least most of us are looking on the bright side of life * watches tehr light cigar enter brain shop* poor brian …. sooo no bunnies no brother maynard with a holy hand grenade ti kill said kill bunny, what about insulting frenchmen? Can we have those, and since we wont be usuing the fluffy plliow can Cardinal biggles get the comfy chair?

    @and dale that is an excellant stance to take on dealling with any thing with rage inthe name but somtimes trying to appease the rage only in flames it i would know as a former rage aholic also, i think of myself as more then human as i never get sick and it is very difficult to break things in me. I remember one time during high school foot all i broke my leg after having a 250 pound kid throwen in to it, and i walked on it for 2 weeks before i knew it was broke, and the only other time i broke bones in my body was when i shattered my wrist holding up a 400lbs atv from tiping over after it crashed an d i pushed it back uppright on said shattered wrist, i also does it means anything if people build a shine and dedicate it to you? cuz well on walk about in austrailia they did this ……hmmmmmm

  23. dale_mettam

    Welcome chaosaddict. You’ll find tons of chaos… A lot of it in comichero’s comments. 😀

    Check out the growing archive and the facebook page where we just started two new strips on a Saturday and Sunday.

  24. Dangerdoll

    WOW! The new Weekenders is GOLD! I soooo less than three this strip & the staff!

  25. dale_mettam

    Oh Dangerdoll. You young kids today and your crazy technojiveleetspeakwordonthestreet parlance terminology.

    We less than three u 2. But for us, all you guys are greater than a ten.

  26. Revok

    WHAR HAR HAR destroying the ancient world one cigar at a time, my favorite…

    @Bismarck : woo, evil brother

    currently as i poast i am watching a fictional made-for-tv movie about ancient Rome… pure coincidence i’m sure

  27. comichero

    hey i am not doing my job as a imp if dont cause a bit of chaos and hwat better place to do then here?